“Set in 1586 England, Wolfe’s excellent second mystery featuring Nicholas Holt, who works for Sir Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth I’s legendary spymaster, delivers on the promise of 2018’s A Murder by Any Name…. Wolfe vividly brings London to life, from the raunchy taverns to the stages offering plays by Will Shakespeare. But the book’s greatest strength is its characters….”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Wolfe makes deft use of historical facts in an exciting mystery with a pleasing climactic surprise.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A complex story with multiple engaging characters…and readers won’t sleep or eat as they approach the denouement.”
Historical Novels Society

“More, please, of the amazing Annie. Recommended for fans of action-filled historical mysteries.”